The Homestead, St Bathans
I’ve been enjoying a few days away at one of my favourite spots, The Homestead Campsite near Saint Bathans.
Building a connected NZ camping and tourism industry
To ensure a sustainable recreational camping industry related interest groups need to be more engaged and appreciative of the issues each group faces.
10 Tips for safe caravan towing
Here are 10 tips for safe towing: caravans and their tow vehicles have much the same accident rates as other forms of motor transport, their main type of accident, jack-knifing, however, is different.
The only ones at Lake Pukaki
I can’t believe we are the only ones at Lake Pukaki tonight. So incredibly grateful to have captured these skies.
Lake Monowai campsite
Our small family of 3 set up camp in a quiet and secluded paradise in the heart of Fiordland National Park
Why not stop and stay a while?
Introducing Stop and Stay, where to stop when travelling and camping in NZ — use it, share it, add to it.
Easy-to-make flat breads — Recipes for camping
These recipes come from the fabulous book New Zealand Backcountry Cooking by Paul and Rebecca Garland.
Cooking with fire
NZ Fun Adventures was pleased to see so many outdoor enthusiasts join with us for this, now annual, event in our events calendar.
Pros and Cons of full time family travel
We get heaps of people message us and ask about the pros and cons of travelling full time so we thought we’d put pen to paper and share the highs and lows of full time travel with kids
More cold season tips
Sharing our best hacks which made life so much easier on a recent Matariki vanning trip.
A small, beautiful cassette toilet
There is a cassette toilet in that beautifully crafted cabinet.
Update: Self-containment and freedom camping changes
The Government’s recent changes to Freedom Camping and self-containment certification are now being implemented. These changes mean that over the next 18 to 24 months new regulations may impact your freedom camping.
Freedom camping under the new law
There are new penalties and some exemptions. Are you homeless, or making a lifestyle choice? Who gets fined and how they are notified. The law is vague. Councils and enforcement officers have to make it work.
Cooking on the road: planning food for…off the road
A 4-day camp adventure at Lake Tarawera Hot Water Beach, a long way from roads and power: how to manage the food?
Thinking about your overnight park
Do you park your camper facing outwards? (Quick evac if needed.) Or just how you feel?
The Desert Road
The Desert Road On our first road trip with our new caravan. We made it successfully from Wellington to Whangarei.
Freedom inside the fence
We were looking for a freedom park for the night, but following the recommendation of friends we came here, through the big gates, to this pest-free reserve and we discovered it was so much more than a parking spot.
Small town: Waiau
A small, North Canterbury, gem of a town, with friendly, welcoming locals, walks, exhibits, cycle rides, shops and free overnighting. Perfect for a couple of nights. Or more.
Small town New Zealand: Find the words Puzzle
From North and South Islands see how many you recognise.
A small paint kit, a few good brushes…
I have found that it is the obscure, forgotten little places that hold the most interest and subject material for paintings and rewarding experiences.
This is the story of three types of self-contained vehicles…
Baby Bear, Mama Bear and Papa Bear campers
The Aeropress: quality coffee with an easy clean up
No more sloppy grinds in the bottom of the waste bucket. No more looking for bushes to throw them under.
Around my own back yard
I’ve always dreamed of travelling around my own back yard in a van and I finally did!
Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference to quality of life.
Why Caravans roll over… and how to prevent it
An explanation in detail of every aspect of tow vehicle and caravan stability.